Originally developed by the French military nearly 200 years ago, Braille has since been adopted as the universal system of communication for people with visual impairments and is probably in more common usage than you might expect. In Australia, public areas and businesses utilise braille signage to direct customers and visitors with vision impairment. From elevator buttons to public telephones and on signs in hotels, restaurants and shops, Braille is omnipresent as it is such a valuable aid to the visually impaired community.
Based on a system of 6 raised dots originally made only on paper, users of braille would be able to determine letters and numbers by feeling the dots with their finger-tips, unique combinations of the 6 dots representing alpha-numeric characters.
And with well over half a million residents of Australia registered as blind or living with some serious form of visual impairment, more and more braille signage is in use, and here at Braille Options we produce and supply custom and standard braille signs for all situations. Braille toilet signs for men and women (or gender neutral), exit signs, stairs exit signs and hearing assistance braille signs are all in our extensive catalogue – amongst a myriad of others, but if there is a sign that you require that you aren’t able to find in our catalogue, we can make it for you. You do not have to be limited in your choice either – fonts, colours, shapes are all available at your discretion and we can even match any existing signs that you have that need complementing by the addition of more.
Our braille and tactile signs are all made in house at our base in Queensland, and we utilise our UV printers to print on plastic, metal and for a really durable braille sign, on polycarbonate. We can even print on your own pre-painted compliant panels and manufacture them to your requirements.
With nearly 40 years’ experience in the business and the use of the most modern technologies, Braille Options has established itself as one of Australia’s premier producers of Braille and tactile signs. We can guarantee a rapid turnaround of your order and combine that with express delivery around the country to ensure your needs are met with the minimum of delays. And naturally all of our products are fully compliant with required Australian standards.
The implementation of braille signs in your public space or building can really make a difference in the quality of life for those who live with visual impairments. The ability to successfully navigate around a hotel, hospital or library, and to find the correct toilet or rest room without the need of a guide is empowering and affords a level of freedom and independence that would be lacking without braille signs.
Please don’t hesitate to make contact with us to find out how we can help you. We make sure that our prices are most affordable and are happy to deal with requests for wholesale braille signs.